Published: January 17, 2012 at 10:01 AMGood, I can listen to an Obama speech and see what they did to my Jimmy Neutron!
Published: January 17, 2012 at 10:08 AMJimmy's dead, Dom. Move on, huh?
Published: January 17, 2012 at 10:22 AMNEVER!!!!!
Published: January 17, 2012 at 11:09 AMDisney is too overrated for the president to visit.
Published: January 17, 2012 at 11:35 AMWait...he's visiting WDW to talk about tourism like Disney needs help attracting more visitors? I'm pretty sure all the Orlando area parks are doing just fine - except maybe SeaWorld.
And the Spiderman announcement is good but maybe not immediately coughclosedinfebcough.
Also, does anyone else think Disney bag check will be a nightmare on Thursday?
Published: January 17, 2012 at 11:55 AMJorge, the only reason you say that is because it doesn't have big boy rides. Grow Up.
Published: January 17, 2012 at 12:13 PMIn regards to Kentucky Kingdom (I live 15 minutes from Louisville, KY and work downtown): last I heard before the news today about Holiday World, the current owner, Ed Hart, is suing the state of KY to regain the money he lost trying to re-open the park.
Published: January 17, 2012 at 1:02 PMThe fact that Florida will be a swing state in the 2012 election has nothing at all to do with President Obama's visit to Orlando. Nope, not a thing.
Published: January 17, 2012 at 1:04 PMLooking forward to the announcement. No news about announcing the new HP expansion then?
Published: January 17, 2012 at 1:09 PMJust updated the post with detail about Universal's announcement next week. You are correct, Ashleigh. Nothing on the Potter expansion next week.
And I might I suggest that Thursday would be an excellent day to visit Universal or SeaWorld in lieu of Disney, if you were planning such a day on your trip this week? Presidential security is a hassle best avoided on one's vacation - and I doubt that that the public will be able to get anywhere near glimpsing Obama while he's there.
Published: January 17, 2012 at 1:09 PMI really hope your source was mistaken on the parade concept.
Doesn't sound all that strong.
Published: January 17, 2012 at 1:13 PMCrap next week imma be in IoA I really really hope spiderman isnt closed cuz thats my favorite ride :/
Published: January 17, 2012 at 1:29 PMParades all come down to execution. Could be cool. Could be lame. No idea until we see some concept art, at least. But plenty of people love the Nick characters (and the Minions), so there's definitely an audience there for something well done.
Published: January 17, 2012 at 5:56 PMMaybe Obama decided to see his AA for a last time because a Romney AA could replace him next year.
Published: January 17, 2012 at 1:48 PMWait, Minion Mayhem was a video game, right? Anyways, it's good that Spiderman gets it's coat of paint before my AP expires.
Published: January 17, 2012 at 3:03 PMI thought that the new lagoon makeover had something to do with the 100th anniversary! News sounds good all in all, but sad that there is no jaws/potter announcement.
Published: January 17, 2012 at 4:18 PMLove to hear about a new night show. Hopefully the folks at Universal have been paying attention to how much love World of Color has been getting.
Obviously I'm not implying that the two shows will be in the same league, but anything is a vast improvement over those horrid cinespheres.
Oh, and Morgan Freeman FTW.
Published: January 17, 2012 at 8:44 PMI am most excited to see the new nighttime show at Universal. I hope it has the energy to rival the other park nighttime shows. Right now Illuminations at Epcot is my favorite. Hopefully if its a hit, then Islands of Adventure will add a nighttime show as well.
Published: January 18, 2012 at 11:39 AMI'm sure that whatever Obama says, he'll have zero impact.
He vacations in Hawaii.
Not sure why his visit is only at Disney properties. It sends a mixed message. Orlando isn't just about Disney or the parks. I'm sure he won't be welcome at the space center where he shut down the Space Shuttle program.
Published: January 18, 2012 at 11:13 PMI bet that Despicable Me ride is going to be a family-pleasing ride this summer. I personally enjoyed the movie and I'm looking forward to some "minion mayhem".